Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: The latest figures are appalling. We need to stop and think where this mass immigration is leading. It points to a probable increase of three million in the UK population over the next five years in the face of […]

Full Fact On East European Migration Falls Well Short Of The Mark

This week Full Fact – a fact-checking organisation now regularly heard on the BBC – attempted to check the following claim put to Ed Miliband by Jeremy Paxman during the leaders’ interviews of 26th March 2015: “You were predicting figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants a year from the expansion of the EU in […]

Swiss Referenda On Immigration

Summary 1.  Some press reporting has implied that the recent Swiss referendum has reversed an earlier decision to impose restrictions on immigration.  This is not so. The referenda 2.  In February 2014 the Swiss people voted on a proposition “Against Mass Immigration” which was in favour of their country:  Independently managing immigration to Switzerland Limiting […]

9th December 2014 (European Union, Policy, Population)

The Impact Of Immigration On Population Growth

New calculations by Migration Watch UK in a paper published today show that net migration has accounted for about 84% of the UK’s population increase over the past decade.     The official publications of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) state that, on average, 57 per cent of UK population increase since 2001 has been […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The August 2014 Immigration Statistics

Today’s numbers are deeply disappointing with an across the board increase in immigration, a fall in British emigration, and no increase in departures. Net migration at this level is simply not sustainable. It will put huge further strain on our infrastructure, housing and school places. If current levels were allowed to continue, the population would […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Romanian And Bulgarian Labour Migration

Commenting on the figures released in today’s Labour Force Survey, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "A 13,000 increase in the number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers compared to the same quarter last year is significant, especially as transitional controls were still in place for the first half of the year. Once dependants are factored in it […]

13th August 2014 (Employment, European Union, Population)

The Niesr On Immigration– Maximising Our Population For Minimum Gain?

1. This quarter’s National Institute Economic Review is a special immigration edition. The key paper essentially claims that Britain will be worse off if net migration is reduced to the tens of thousands, as the government has pledged. 2. Using a dynamic overlapping generations computable general equilibrium model (tell that to the man on the […]

6th August 2014 (Economics, Policy, Population)

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Latest Population Estimates

The UK population grew by 400,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, just under half of which is the direct result of net migration. Just over half of the increase was the result of more births than deaths however other statistics show that over a quarter of births in England and Wales were to mothers born overseas. This […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The Revised Net Migration Statistics Released By The Ons

The ONS has today revised the net migration figures between 2001 and 2011, in light of the undercounting of immigration during that period, discovered as a result of the 2011 Census. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:   “This is final confirmation that net foreign immigration under Labour totalled nearly 4 […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Yvette Cooper’s Immigration Speech

Commenting on Yvette Cooper’s speech, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:   “This speech is elegant camouflage for the absence of any real policy on the central issue of scale. Net foreign immigration under the last Labour government totalled nearly four million, two thirds from outside the European Union.  Yvette Cooper now says she wants to see […]

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